Absa Premiership

Rooi expects high-tempo match

2015-10-01 07:43
Rooi Mahamutsa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa believes Al Ahly's attacking approach in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final will work in his side's favour.

The Buccaneers will take a slender lead into the cup tie at New Suez Stadium in Egypt, having recorded a 1-0 victory in the first-leg tie at Orlando Stadium at the weekend.

"I am expecting a more attacking approach from them and a high tempo match as well, which should suit our style of play," Mahamutsa told the club's official website.

"We plan to be resolute in our defence, punish any mistakes they make when they come at us and look to create goal scoring opportunities.

"We understand that we head into Egypt as underdogs. From our experiences in the 2013 Champions League Final we know their fans have a strong presence and create a hostile environment at the stadium."

The last time the two Africa juggernauts met over a two-legged tie was in the 2013 CAF Champions League final when Al Ahly won 3-1 on aggregate.

The Soweto giants welcome back Happy Jele from suspension while Siyabonga Sangweni remains unavailable with a ban of his own.

Oupa Manyisa, Brighton Mhlongo and Thandani Ntshumayelo have been ruled out through injury.


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